The Dinosaur Creationism Debate is a Touchy Subject
I debated whether or not to touch this topic because it’s such a sensitive one for some people. The thing is though, that I have something to say to those who believe that all dinosaur lovers are “heathens” – we’re not.
Can There Be Such a Thing as Dinosaur Creationism?
There are plenty of ways the dinosaur creationism debate can go, you can believe that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. You can also believe that within those six days he created dinosaurs…although most of us who follow dinosaur research will disagree with you there. You can believe that there is no God…HEATHEN! (Relax, I kid.) Or you can believe that somehow there is a balance of the two concepts.
I believe the latter.
But What Does That Mean?
What does that mean I hear you ask? I believe in God. I was raised in an Anglican protestant family and somewhere along the way I developed my own set of rules. Strict religious followers tend to frown on this concept so I don’t recommend advertising it to your nearest flock of church-goers.
While I believe in God, I also believe in dinosaurs…I mean besides being pretty awesome, there is just no logical way to refute the fact that dinosaurs ever existed.
So how does one “balance” dinosaur creationism? I believe that the world was created by the big bang theory, that over time animals evolved. I believe in evolution.
But what about creationism? There really is no way to reconcile the concept of dinosaurs AKA evolution and creationism for hardcore believers. With that being said however, the process of evolution does not have to mean that there is no God. I often wonder who it was who said that just because evolution led to the development of such a diverse planet of creatures, that the concept of God could not exist.
But What About the Bible?
If you’re a religious zealot then this is where you’re going to want to cover your ears. You see, I believe in the concept of the Bible, in the idea of teaching through example and exemplifying morals, but I believe that that is exactly what the Bible is. The Bible to me is a book written by men who wanted to exemplify what it meant to be a good Christian.
So How Does the Dinosaur Creationism Concept Play Out?
Keep in mind here that this is my opinion and my opinion only, I respect everyone’s right to do as they please as long as it doesn’t hurt others or infringe upon their rights. But I believe that God is a shepherd who does indeed watch over us, that perhaps he planted the initial seed that became life itself. That this seed went on to evolve in to dinosaurs, mammals and all other lifeforms that cover the surface of this great planet. I believe that perhaps one day I will go to Heaven but I also believe that I don’t have to believe in the Garden of Eden to get there.